Termites might not be at the top of your priority list these days, and that is certainly understandable given the current pandemic, but at a minimum, they should be on your radar. Termites can cause thousands of dollars’ worth of damage. What is even scarier is that termite infestations can grow quickly without you ever suspecting a thing about them until it’s too late. Here are the top signs of termite infestation:
Signs of a Termite Infestation
This is the ideal time of year that swarmers, also known as ‘reproductives’ show up. After the last freeze, they will leave their nests to mate and search for a new location to start their colony. A tell-tale sign that swarmers have been around is their discarded wings. You are likely to see the wings near windowsills and doors offering a clue that you may have a termite problem.
Subterranean termites build mud tubes to provide moisture while they travel between their colony and food source. Mud tubes are typically found near the home’s foundation.
Subterranean termites are the most destructive termite species because they love to eat wood from the inside out --- meaning, by the time you notice the wood damage, it signifies a big termite problem along with a big structural issue costing you more money. Other signs that termites have been feasting on your home are blistering wood, signs of moisture damage, such as uneven or bubbling paint.
Don’t delay another day and call Terminator Termite and Pest Control to check your home for termites. Don’t worry, care will be taken to protect your family during the COVID-19 pandemic. Terminator’s professional staff will start with a thorough inspection of every nook and cranny using the latest technology followed by a recommendation specifically for your needs. Terminator Termite and Pest Control are here for all your pest problems.